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Real conversations are the ones that move things forward in relationships, that cause growth and improvement, and which are the ones that ultimately matter. In business and in life. Being able to be authentic and real, to confront (and handle being confronted) when needed, be open and tell the truth, ask for help, even say no and speak up for ourselves, are conversations that many of us find challenging and difficult. Yet they are the conversations that count. Telana Simpson helps bright, ta ...
 
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The key to talking about money, especially with a partner in life or business, is to remember the importance of the topic, and that it is a journey. Nigel Willmott shares from his decades of experience as a financial planner, and more recently as a money coach, some exercises and ways to have crucial conversations around money with those close to u…
 
John Niland knew intellectually the distinctions between self-worth, self-esteem and self-confidence, yet he only started living this fundamental discovery after a significantly emotional event. John shares with Telana what he has learn on this journey, and how he discovered his true self-worth, and the benefits from this. He also relates how uncon…
 
How do we discuss something like a corporate culture? And in particular, in a way that we can improve that culture? Steve Simpson explains his concept of 'Unwritten Ground Rules' and how it gives leaders the language to develop the culture of their business, so that staff become more productive. Steve and Telana cover in particular how we have conv…
 
Naomi Estment, personal branding photographer and videographer, shares with Telana what she has learnt from being on both sides of the camera. They especially focus on overcoming the fear of rejection and being seen. She helps mainly women become comfortable in front of the camera, so that they can develop their brands and shine in their lives. Nao…
 
Some critical skills needed for today’s world include people management, communication and emotional intelligence, as well as critical thinking and decision making. How does brain flexibility help us improve our communication skills? Dr André Vermeulen has been studying the brain for many years, and will help us answer that question, explaining the…
 
In this episode of Let's Talk Communication, Daria Tsvenger, a mindset expert, shared with Telana Simpson what mental strength is, and how to develop it, especially in a time of crisis, like we find ourselves in today dealing with Covid-19. She covers aspects of ourselves like the flight/fight mode of our brains, procrastination, depression and sel…
 
How do we develop the the faculty of discernment and the ability to communicate consciously? Telana had a conversation that counts with Noy Pullen sitting alongside her fireplace in Cape Town. They talk about the written word and media, including newspapers and magazines, and how we can notice the force behind the media we consume, and how it may t…
 
How do men and women communicate differently?And what’s happening in the world of dating today? BonitaGrobbelaar, Love Coach, shares with Telana her tips on how tohandle first dates, and to understand the differently communicationstyles that show themselves when we are attracted to someone, andwanting to make a good impression. They cover how to kn…
 
One of our coping strategies to attempt to deal with conflict, is to engage in triangulating in our relationships. This is where we play the role of usually victim or villain, and bring a third party into the dynamic (the rescuer), and avoid the conflict and confronting the actual person we should be talking to. Hazel Kurian, Counselling Psychologi…
 
Denis Fourie has negotiation skills that range from hostage situations, to billion dollar deals, to with his young daughter. He also has a knack for networking and taking a business idea from conception to market, and has built and sold many companies successfully. We discuss the skills involved in relationship building and networking, and in deali…
 
Nick Christelis, with over 30 years of global consulting experience and many lessons in leadership, talks about his book, "The Art of the Arrow: How Leaders Fly", and shares his knowledge on leadership and communication skills with Telana. They cover topics like:* the distinction between Management and Leadership* communication and story telling* f…
 
Are you aware of how much your vision is involved in your ability to communicate? We take it for granted that part of how we get our messages across to others, is what we gesture and what we communicate through our facial expressions. Telana speaks with Christopher Venter, who lost his sight in 2014, about what he has learnt from this experience of…
 
As an example of a conversation that counts, Telana invited Desray Clark, a women’s leadership development specialist, to talk about the topic of feminism today. They cover how being a feminist has been misconstrued and how the movement has impacted some of the challenges we face today in terms of gender equality. They explore the conversations bot…
 
There are certain meaningful and important conversations that we need to have with children, but often the tricky conversations are not had, as we find them so uncomfortable to explore. Rod and Kate Power share some ideas on how to talk with children about sensitive topics, like how to protect their private parts, in an attempt to empower children …
 
Brand Pretorius is an accomplished communicator, marketer and leader. Telana joined Brand to discuss what he learnt from his years of leading organisations in the motor industry, specifically about effective communication skills for leading others and as an Executive Director sitting on Boards. They cover feedback skills, dealing with conflict, how…
 
Wilmarie Janse van Rensburg is a force to be reckoned with in the field of motorsport in South Africa, and is known as the SAspeedqueen. Using the context of her achievements in motorsport and business, Wilmarie shares her lessons that she learnt from racing on the track, that can be translated into life and business skills, and specifically in how…
 
Walter Pike shares about how our confidence in ourselves, together with our sense of self worth (self-esteem) and ability to be non-judgemental relate to our ability to have difficult conversations, using as an example his involvement in Slut Walk and having conversations about victim blaming and rape culture. He also discusses with Telana about gr…
 
Marion Scher, award-winning journalist and media trainer, believes that Mmusi Maimane (leader of one of South Africa’s political parties, the Democratic Alliance) is a master of communication. Telana unpacks with her Maimane’s communication skills, and also explores the skills needed to handle speaking in the media - on radio and TV - effectively. …
 
Emily Vining is part of a diverse team of the social enterprise Lumkani making a social impact through the development of fire detection technology. Her role is to talk with the communities who use their technology, and by building relationships with them, ensure that they meet the needs and preferences of the end users of their device. Telana expl…
 
What are emotions? And feelings? And why are we so triggered by relationships? How do we use our emotions and relationships to understand ourselves more, and grow spiritually? What does it mean to just be who we are, our authentic self? To say "I am"? These are the questions Telana poses to Mike George, the author of several books, who also plays t…
 
Guy Kawasaki is known for his directness, and his success in getting his point across in keynote talks, as an author, and a venture capitalist. Telana asks him to share about the skill of pitching an idea, and why feedback, especially negative criticism, is so important and useful, even if it feels confronting to the other person. Links referred to…
 
Tony Budden is trailblazing! He is pioneering the Hemp industry, and following on from his chat with Telana and the team at Let’s Talk Possibility about industrial hemp, Telana hears from Tony the latest news about bringing hemp to South Africa, and the world, and also explores the skills he has personally developed to be the trailblazer he is. The…
 
Mandy Young is an Eco-Psychotherapist who, for the last thirty years, has been taking journeys into the wild, with people of all ages, towards good mental health and great relationships. She shares with Telana some of the personal life insights she has gained from the many years she has been studying the social behavior of different animal species,…
 
Telana Simpson shares some useful ideas and beliefs that help make communication, and our ability to get our message across to others, far more effective. These are based on the presuppositions of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). For more info see: http://talkcommunication.innercoaching.co.za/useful-beliefs-for-effective-communication-skills-wit…
 
Jimmy Kyriacou unpacks with Telana Simpson the skill of framing a conversation, so that you are less likely to be mis-understood, and more likely to get your message across. We explore the world of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Neuro-Semantics, and look at the effective communication skills of: being present, listening, framing, pre-framin…
 
PART 2 Franklin Esau turned his life around from one of crime, manipulation, and selfishness to his life today of kindness, openness, and understanding. He talks with Telana about his upbringing in gangs in the infamous area known as the Ghetto, or Elsies River, just outside Cape Town, and his time in prison and what led to him to making new choice…
 
PART 1: Franklin Esau turned his life around from one of crime, manipulation, and selfishness to his life today of kindness, openness, and understanding. He talks with Telana about his upbringing in gangs in the infamous area known as the Ghetto, or Elsies River, just outside Cape Town, and his time in prison and what led to him to making new choic…
 
We’re all in some sort of prison. Being curious, non-judgemental, and listening and sharing stories of our lives and struggles, triumphs and challenges, we can be more open to opportunities to grow, and to contribute positively to those around us. Karina Anderson, of The Smiling One, shares how she found more of herself from working with prisoners,…
 
A conversation with Paul Myburgh, who lived for seven years with the Bushmen, about communication and relationships in the context of spiritual growth. We explored how the space between us is where we grow, and why we are so challenged from our relationships. What we can learn about relationship, from the nature of conversation amongst the first pe…
 
Telana introduces the ‘Let’s Talk Communication’ podcast with her manifesto, sharing what she means by conversations that count, and her hopes about what that these types of conversations will bring about. For more info see: http://talkcommunication.innercoaching.co.za/conversations-count-telana-simpson-ep1…
 
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